Communications Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $45,000
Maximum: $50,000

Published

10/31/2018

Address

5350 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles
California
90043
United States

Description

The LA Black Worker Center (LABWC) seeks a Communications Coordinator who is ready to make history while working with the first Black Worker Center in California, an emerging lead voice on Black work and economic justice in the nation. The Communications Coordinator will help build worker power to eradicate the Black job crisis in Los Angeles by providing effective messaging and communication tools that support direct action campaigns and community organizing.

Duties and Responsibilities

·        Advance campaign to shift the narrative of Black workers’ contribution to the social and economic future of California.

·        Build confidence and storytelling skills among grassroots leaders and members to be spokespeople for public hearings, press conferences, and interviews;

·        Develop and drive communication plans that advance LA BWC vision, mission and goals using internal and external communications approaches;

·        Produce content for media communications including leaflets, website content, emails, news releases, fact sheets, talking points, and ads;

·        Design brochures or invitations for events or community projects;

·        Collaborate with organizing, program staff, and grassroots committees to develop and lead communications strategies that support worker organizing and advance our strategic vision;

·        Document key member actions and events through photos and videos;

·        Post regular updates on social media platforms and maintain the LABWC website;

·        Monitor and post media coverage related to news or issues that affect or involve our members;

·        Participate in the LABWC programs, campaigns, rallies, and events;

·        Maintain archive of LABWC literature, story bank, media clippings and photo library of events;

·        Build teams of member leaders and provide opportunities for growth and development around organizational communications program

·        Cultivate and maintain media relationships.


Qualifications: Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to social and economic justice, and building collective power for workers. Work a flexible schedule, some evenings and weekends as needed, and have the ability to work independently. Preferred qualities and experience:

·        Experience working in Black working class communities and a deep appreciation of Black culture, history, and direct action.

·        Proficient with NationBuilder, Canva; excellent writing, proofreading, desktop publishing, verbal, visual/ graphic communications skills.

·        Able to pitch stories and cultivate media relationships.

·        Excellent skills in conducting interviews and creatively tell human-interest stories.

·        Two or more years’ experience in writing leaflets, newsletters, social media platforms, and similar communications preferred.

·        Knowledgeable of using social media tools to communicate union message, a plus.

·        Understanding of social and economic justice issues facing underrepresented Black workers and LA’s low-income communities.

·        Experience with membership outreach and development, and/or volunteer organizing.

·        Strong community outreach, organizing and engagement experience preferred.

·        Experience working with labor unions, strongly preferred.

·        Valid California driver’s license, automobile, and evidence of automobile liability insurance.

·        This position reports to the senior lead organizer.


LABWC, a project of Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. The LABWC is also an affirmative action employer. People of color, women, and LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to apply.

Benefits

Full-time position, $45K - $50 per year, depending on experience, and a generous benefit package

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

careers@lablackworkercenter.org
https://www.lablackworkercenter.org/

To Apply: E-mail cover letter and resume to careers@lablackworkercenter.org, add “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Applicants who meets the minimum qualifications will receive a response.


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